Mill Creek Entertainment will be paying tribute to the late Gene Wilder with a special double feature presentation that is being added to its already busy Oct. 4 DVD and Blu-ray release calendar.
Movies are timeless and in what has proven to be a somewhat poignant moment in time, Gene Wilder is teamed with the love of his life, Gilda Radner in the 1982 comedy directed by Sidney Poitier, Hanky Panky. During the seven years that followed the shooting of the film the two became inseparable … they would team once again for Haunted Honeymoon in 1989, the same year that cancer took her life. If the truth be known, he never fully recovered from her passing.
The companion feature to Hanky Panky — in this priced-to-own collectible (just $9.98 before discounts at retail) — teams Gene Wilder with his friend Richard Pryor in the 1991 comedy, Another You. The two would appear together on screen on four separate occasions — Silver Streak (1976), Stir Crazy (1980) and See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989).
Also added to the Oct. 4 release mix is a three-film (also priced at just $9.98) Samuel L. Jackson Triple Feature promotion. Included in the mix are director Bob Rafelson’s 2002 film, No Good Deed (co-starring Milla Jovovich); director Joe Roth’s 2006 detective thriller, Freedomland (with Julianne Moore); and rounding out this trio of Samuel L. Jackson hits is the John Boorman 2004 film adaptation of the Antjie Krog novel, In My Country, which co-stars Juliette Binoche.